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The 7 Best Wildlife Resorts in India

by Holxo Travel Specialist


An oasis of luxury and wild? Sounds like a great idea!

Imagine waking up to birds chirping outside your window, sleeping to the orchestra of cicadas and listening to the growl of a tiger during the day. If you like this idea, then we can assure you that your next vacation should take place in a wildlife hotel or resort in India.

There are only a handful of 5-star resorts in India that will give you the complete experience of an exotic flora and fauna. From smelling some vibrant flowers blooming in a dense verdure to watching wild animals living in their natural habitat, a vacation in the wild is definitely worth a shot! And accommodating in a wildlife resort or hotel is like a cherry on the cake, especially when you are a nature lover, a wildlife enthusiast, or simply, a vacationer.

The best part is that in India, there are some wildlife resorts that can effortlessly give the best luxury hotels in India, a run for their money. We have thus, compiled a comprehensive list of the best wildlife hotels and resorts in India. Check them out below!

1. Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini, Karnataka

Pool Reserve
Image Credits: Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge

Settled gracefully at the bank of River Kabini, Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge is certainly one of the best resorts in South India. This gorgeous resort makes for the perfect place for bird-watching activity. Also, it is home to abundant wildlife, such as elephants, tigers, lions, deer, stags, and monkeys.

There are 30 safari-styled huts that are inspired by the Hadis tribal villagers, which gives them a rustic vibe. However, this is not it. The place is also embellished with an infinity pool overlooking the River Kabini, Ayurvedic spa and two spectacular restaurants. Thus, it makes this place a great place for family as well as friends’ vacation.

2. The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Oberoi Vanyavilas
Image Credits: Oberoi Vanyavilas

One of the top luxury hotels in India, this dream-like resort is situated on the edge of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and surrounded by all the lush things that grow in nature. This award-winning resort is sprawled across 20 acre of area and decorated with luxurious rooms and beautifully-designed gardens. You can go out for a wildlife safari at the Ranthambore National Park and return back to your elegant rooms anytime, or simply enjoy the breath-taking view from your window. Free Wi-Fi, breakfast, and an outdoor pool are some of the other amenities provided by this amazing wildlife resort.

3. Denwa Backwater Escape, Satpura, Madhya Pradesh

Denwa Backwater Escape
Image Credits: Denwa Backwater Escape

Looking out on the enchanting backwater of Denwa River, this resort is spread over an area of 10 acres. This brilliantly designed wildlife stay is one-of-a-kind for you have to get into a boat to reach there.

After the boat ride, you will get into a jeep and cut through deep forest to finally reach the resort. The lodge is surrounded by lush greenery and offers spectacular views of the Pachmari hills. The resort is located quite close to Satpura Tiger Reserve that is known for housing a variety of flora and fauna. Some of the popular animals of the reserve include tiger, sloth bear, elephant, crocodile and more than 300 species of birds. The resort encompasses cottages and treehouses to make your stay quite interesting. Some of the recreational activities include boating, night camping, jeep safari, night safari, etc.

4. Chambal Safari Lodge, Bah, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Chambal Safari Lodge
Image Credits: Chambal Safari Lodge

One of the best resorts in North India, this one comes with eco-friendly rooms that have unique names. Nestled amid lush greenery, this stunning property boasts of a heritage of 500 years, stunning backdrops, and pristine waters of Chambal River. Apart from a comfortable stay in its opulent rooms, the lodge also arranges for river safari, camel safari, and jeep safari to watch black buck, saras trails, and other animals.

The resort also provides excursions to Bateshwar Temple, Holipura Heritage Walk, a hamlet known as Rapri, Quila Pratap, and Etawah. The cycling experience near the resort is one of the must-do things during your stay here.

5. Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga, Assam

Diphlu River Lodge
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Nestled lavishly on the brink of the striking Kaziranga National Park, Diphlu River Lodge is the perfect escape from the bustling life of the city. The Lodge is a favourite among those who often prefer the charm of wild resorts over the normalcy of 5-star hotels. Diphlu River Lodge is a little above the ordinary resorts for it is a beautiful blend of Diphlu River, natural settings, effortlessly designed cottages with thatched roofs, evergreen forests, and more than 400 species of birds and animals. The Lodge is all about responsible tourism and supports sustainable living. Yes, those are enough reasons to visit this amazing property.

6. Mahua Kothi, A Taj Safari, Bandhavgarh National Park

Mahua Kothi
Image Credits: Mahua Kothi

Hands down, this one tops the list of one of the best luxury resorts in India, more because it belongs to the Taj group. This mesmerizing resort is situated at a distance of 20 minutes from the Bandhavgarh National Park, which houses an intensely high number of tigers and tremendously rich wildlife. The resort is adorned with 12 heavenly cottages that are equipped with luxurious services and modern amenities. A cushy fireplace, Victorian lights, and vintage windows add royal vibes to each room. The resort also has room for an Ayurvedic spa and other relaxing therapies.

A safari in the wild can be arranged on request and you will be accompanied by naturalists to guide you through the tour. The visitors can also indulge in some fruit and vegetable pickings from the resort’s own garden. Thus, this resort is recommended to be your top pick for your next vacation in the wild.

7. Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari, Kanha National Park

Banjaar Tola
Image Credits: Banjaar Tola

This one is another addition to our list of the top resorts in India and it gives us every reason to do so. Banjaar Tola is one of the luxury experiential hotels in India and brought to you by the prestigious Taj Group. This extraordinary property overlooks the Banjaar River and is located in the heart of Kanha National Park, another popular spot for indulging in a great wildlife experience. This resort is settled amid the serenity of nature and helps rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. The stay offers intricately designed tent suites that look quite ethereal with bamboo walls and floors, porcelain washrooms, timber-made furniture and dreamy lights. With a lush courtyard, dense forest at the backdrop and gushing water of the river, this Lodge gives off an enchanting vibe.

Wildlife tours and safaris are arranged on-request by the visitors. The delectable Indian cuisines prepared by the in-house chef is another reason why this Lodge is quite an attraction amongst tourists.

If you are both, a wildlife lover and an enthusiastic traveller, then head over to these stunning resorts and hotels, and you will thank us later. The incredible part is that the stay in these resorts suits everyone. So, whether you are a wanderer, a family person, a couple-in-love, simply or want to hang out with your friends, you know where to go now.


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